The lights are on
Most portable consoles still use them, but consoles them selves moved past cartridges a long time ago. I hadn't used my Gameboy Advance for 8 years but after putting in Sonic Advance 2 and some batteries I was able to pick up right where I was 8 years ago. I've lost memory cards and had hard drives ruined, which destroyed all my game data for every disk. I have played the first 20 minutes of Zenonia (a downoadable title) several times: I switched form playing on the DS to my phone, then to another phone, then lost all my data again on my first attempt to install a custom rom, and again at my second (successful) attempt to install a custom rom. Usually disks and downloads work fine but I still miss sliding a card into a slot to play a game.
This is like saying "I miss the cars from the '20s." Sure they're timeless classics, but wouldn't you rather have something that goes faster than 25mph?
I think we have come a long way from then, but I still remember my cartridges fondly.
Nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia.
yeah i miss em too. everything old is made better.. not as powerful.. but better
Whatever peels your orange
I dont want to be the naysayer here but there is a reason we moved beyond cartridges. They just dont have the available space needed for modern games at a reasonable cost. They could make an 8, 10, or even 50 gig cartridge but the cost of just that would be $60, $80, $100+. Also eventually cartridges loose the ability to save data (when the internal battery dies), then what do you do.
They were great for what they did but sadly their shortcomings outweigh the gains in today's gaming market.
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